Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Kraft Family offers $100,000 matching donation
April 17th, 2013 12:23AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  new england revolution

MOST COMMENTED

[BOSTON MARATHON TRAGEDY]The Kraft Family that owns the MLS New England Revolution and NFL Patriots will match donations of up to $100,000 in hopes to assist recovery for victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Revolution keeper Matt Reis' wife, Nicole, was one of runners, and her father, Bob Odom, was injured in Monday's explosion at the site of the Boston Marathon.

Odom, who was visiting from his home in Torrance to watch his daughter run in the marathon, underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his severely traumatized legs.

"We feel that he is now on a long road to recovery," Reis posted on his Facebook page. "We have to take it day by day."

(Click here for more on Odom's condition.)

Defender Chris Tierney’s girlfriend was also injured near the finish-line area when the blasts struck, according to NESN.com, and she remained in stable condition at a local hospital.

Thirty-four members of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's team of runners had signed up to the marathon and raised $248,000 this year for the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards honoring the late wife of Patriots and Revs owner Robert Kraft.

The New England Patriots and New England Revolution Charitable Foundations will collect donations online, with funds earmarked to assist with victim recovery. Donations can be made at Patriots.com/donate or RevolutionSoccer.net/donate (please note “Boston Marathon” in field provided).
 
“We are grieving for the victims of this senseless act,” said Kraft. “It is not lost on us that this tragedy occurred on Patriots Day, at an event where our own staff and their families were participating, and where thousands of runners were raising money for charities with which we are associated either through our Foundation, our alumni or our friends. Our focus is on helping those in need and beginning the healing process. We hope by matching donations we will encourage more people to give.”



1 comment
  1. Marc Silverstein
    commented on: April 17, 2013 at 7:52 a.m.
    looks like there is actually a $10 minimum donation and that the link provided for Revs soccer donatation leads you back into a donation under the New England Patriots.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Red Bulls get defensive held with Collin    
In need of help at center back, where it lost Matt Miazga, sold to Chelsea, and ...
MLS Week 9: Results and standings    
The New York Red Bulls' attack came alive with four goals as they trounced FC Dallas, ...
NWSL: Reign's Fishlock sidelined with fractured tibia    
Jess Fishlock, an NWSL Best XI pick in each of her three seasons with the Seattle ...
MLS Week 9: Weekend schedule    
One of five Saturday afternoon matches features the Montreal Impact, first in the Eastern Conference, against ...
Soccer gets new Vegas pitchman: David Beckham    
A surprise pitchman at Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis' Thursday meeting with Las Vegas government officials ...
MLS Countdown: FC Dallas looks to rebound quickly    
FC Dallas, which plays at the New York Red Bulls in a battle of 2015 conference ...
Alex Morgan flexes her social media muscle    
If U.S. women's national team players want to show off their clout to make their case ...
What They're Saying: Seattle Sounders sports scientist Dave Tenney    
"One of the biggest red flags we have is guys that have kids. Almost across the ...
U.S. U-19 men fall to Slovakia on the way to final    
The Brad Friedel-coached U.S. U-19 men's national team, having already clinched a spot in the Slovakia ...
Video Pick: Dog invades field, kisses player    
The hound who ran onto the field during a Copa Libertadores game seemed especially happy to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives